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Applebee's

5050 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022
205-424-5255
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Mc Calla, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

None of their dishes are really good. For the price, they could hire a better cook. Maybe they should just cook one kind of food, like steak only and learn how to do that well.

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Columbus, Ohio
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116 reviews 116 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Sat at the bar for a beer. Then a salad. Both were excellent and timely. Service was pleasant from the door greeter to the bartender. All in all, a nice experience.

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TX
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It was late at night and we ordered two appetizers. Both were poor. We sat at the bar and the wait staff was not attentive and spent a lot of time talking with management. No one seemed to care about the food or customers at this establishment.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Our family likes Applebees a lot, but this one needs to improve their service. Food was barely ok - quality not up to par and pretty sure it had sat under heat lamp for too long. The restaurant wasn't all that busy the night we were there, but our food took quite a bit longer than it should have, and... More

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Apex, NC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It’s Applebees. Nothing bad to say but nothing over the top either. When I asked for a “Absolute Mandarin and Soda” the waitress brought me a glass of orange juice and another glass of soda water – kind of thought that was funny. The food was fine and the resturant was clean – overall the staff was friendly.

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Hueytown, Alabama
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My wife and I have been to Applebee's at Academy Drive twice in the last two months. Our last time was 25 February at 8:00 pm. Both time there are people waiting, with emply tables open!! Now come on !!!!! I ask the hostest, What Is Going On?? You have four empty tables, and you have, four couples waiting ,... More

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North Carolina
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233 reviews 233 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Ate early lunch here Friday, November 29, 2013. Alicia unlocked the door and let the waiting customers inside. She was also our waitress. I cannot say she was a bad waitress, she just was not an "on the ball" waitress. We were waiting for our drink refills and my husband saw here standing at some kind of podium EATING. He... More

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Parma, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A lot of hotels a completely boring staff as well as restaurant. Bad tv's The people were so complacement.

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Jonesboro
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We ate here because of the key card discount from the Hotel. It only saved us $2.00 on the total bill. Better than nothing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Do not order anything that sizzles, it sets off the fire alarm. Be extra kind to the wait staff, or you will probably regret it.

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